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Prosecutors raid Coast Guard offices concerning Sewol case

A new special prosecution unit raided multiple offices of the Korea Coast Guard with the aim to find evidence in regards to the sinking of the ferry Sewol in 2014, which claimed the lives of 304 people. The raids are said to be part of the latest in a long series of investigations into the loss of the ferry Sewol.  It was reported that the raids recovered personnel records listing the names of the first responders on the day of the sinking, as well as other documents related to the accident. 

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South Korea outlines plan to lift sunken Sewol by July

South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announced that it will start the salvage operation of the Sewol passenger ship next month and complete it before the end of July. The 6,825-ton ship, sank off the country's southwestern coast two years ago while en route to the southern resort island of Jeju killing 304 people mostly high school students on a field trip.

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